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expect mr. romney will win that state. florida is a swing state. polls suggest the president is pulling away from mr. romney. it is in that too close to call category. take me inside florida and tell me what has happened on this issue. they are the ones, with their aggressive push, put this issue front and center for a lot of americans on the front pages of papers about this issue. >> it is amazing we are talking about voting controversies in florida in 2012, given what went on in 2000. it is staggering to think that florida could be going back to those days. but what happened is, after republican governor richard scott was elected in 2010, he and the republican legislature worked to reword clause and they made major changes. one was to put severe burdens on voter registration drives and prevent groups like the league of women voters from registering voters. that was enacted in 2011 and was blocked by the courts in may, 2012. for about a year, voter registration drives were shut down in florida. he cut back early voting from 14 days to 8 days, including the sunday before the election wh
, in massachusetts. because govern romney did a good thing, working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model, and as a consequence, people are covered there. it hasn't destroyed jobs. when govern romney stood on the stage with other republican candidates for the nomination, and he was asked, would you take $10 of spending cuts for just $1 of revenue. economy said no. >> i have my own plans. it's not the same as simpson-bowles but in my view the president should have grabbed it. if he wanted to make adjustments to it, go to congress and fight for it. >> that's what we've done, made adjustments to it and putting it before congress right now. >> you've been president four years. you said you'd cut the deficit in half it's now four years later we still have trillion dollar deaf surkts the ceo says we'll have a trill un-- trillin dollar debt. >> govern romney wants to repeal dodd-frank and i pressure we've got some agreement that a marketplace to work has to have some regulation. in the past govern romney says he just wants to repeal dodd-frank, roll it back. s
in an 100 in the state. the romney campaign just over 30. here they're trying to rebuild obama's 2008 winning coalition of women, young people and african-americans to rekindle the old magic. >> fire it up. >> ready to go. >> door-to-door canvases check up on obama who vote -- on people who voted for obama last time. >> are you going to be voting this election? >> yes. >> i'm a volunteer with president obama's re-election campaign. >> others on the list get a phone call. tonight's session is aimed at women voters. their opponents say they're working just as hard and despite the polls there's everything to play for. >> our job is to knock on every door, call every person we possibly can, deliver every last piece of mail and the campaign's job is to close the deal, sell that last voter on that inspirational, aspirational message of where governor romney wants to take the country. >> when the rally is over the real work begins for people fighting the street-by-street battle to win this bellwether state. >> well, one thing we hope is certain, the first television debate between the two wo
, with governor romney picking up some momentum. president obama returned to the golden state this weekend. there's high interest in several congressional races in the state. will california tip the scales for the control of the u.s. house? governor brown vetoes few of the more than 1,800 bills on his desk, as he presses for support of proposition 30 on the november ballot. and gas jumped as much as 20 cents overnight, with the spike expected to continue. plus, anti-domestic violence leader estra sola on making all violence an issue of global concern, coming up next. >>> good evening, i'm belva davis and welcome to "this week in northern california." on our news panel tonight, dan walters, political column nis for "the sacramento bee." in studio, we have tom vacar, computer editor for ktvu news and josh richman, regional political reporter for the bay asia news group. and joe garofoli, political reporter for "the san francisco chronicle." joe, you were in denver for the first presidential debate. must have been hard covering it, since there were so many people tweeting that night. tell us what's
amounts of precincts in states. in some ways, it might not be mitt romney's last chance that it is his last best chance to break through and show people that he cares about them, he cares about their problems but that has been an issue for him. he has advantages on some of the other issues. so much of these debates is about the body language, the social clues. do they look pleasant? did they look like someone you want to have in your living room for the next four years? that will be important. >> in terms of the immediate impact of this debate, will we know after the media has pored over all the tricks and turns? >> we will know what the consensus of the media is. there are these polls, they will have some polls as early as tomorrow. we over analyze everything. i suspect in the next 48 hours, something will jell about what the outcome was. >> what about specific voter groups? president obama is ahead in the polls when it comes to women. can mitt romney appeal directly to women voters from this platform or is he really -- >> he will have to try. he will have to try to make himself accep
is the wrong approach. instead romney wants to give states a set amount of money, effectively a block grant that would be more limited than what states receive today. states would be granted more flexibility. >> i'd take a program like medicaid which by the way is a program for poor individuals that need health care, provides health care services to the poor. i'd take that hundreds of billions of dollars and i'd cut it upstate by state based on the shares they're getting this year and send it to colorado to say, you care for your own poor's health care in the way you think best. >> we can't say what the status co- now. >> sreenivasan: this doctor was the medicare medicaid chief under president george w. bush. he now heads the health policy center at the brookings institution and sees merit in romney's ideas. >> they could move towards innovative ways of delivering care like doing more to provide nursing home type services at home, like doing more to prevent the the complications of conditions like asthma by sending nurses to patients' homes and helping them modify the home to prevent the em
states. vice president biden told a crowd in charlotte, north carolina that mitt romney would raise taxes on most americans to fund tax cuts for the wealthy. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts? look, folks, we've seen this movie before. massive tax cuts for the wealthy. eliminating restrictions on wall street. let the banks write their own rules. we know where it ends. it ends in a catastrophe of the middle class and the great recession of 2008. folks, we cannot go back to that. >> woodruff: the republican national committee and the romney campaign seized on biden's remark about the middle class. they called it a "stunning admission" that the president's policies have been bad for the economy and the middle class. but biden-- at his next stop, in asheville, north carolina-- said what has buried the middle class is the result of policies that romney and ryan are supporting. in clinton, iowa, vice presidential nominee paul ryan said a romney administration
really well at all. >> reporter: but governor romney still talks up job training. he backs personal reemployment accounts that workers can use to find training and job counseling. and he wants states to take the lead, not the federal government. there are now 47 different federal training programs, and romney calls that duplication a waste. >> all that money, all that overhead-- what i want to do is take those dollars and bundle it up, send it back to nevada and say, "you train your people for the jobs the people of nevada need and want." >> reporter: most of those 47 programs are very small and they're aimed at groups like veterans and the poor. governor romney would replace them with a fixed grant of money to each state. that would give states more flexibility. but that funding would come with some risk. >> in the end, it often becomes an excuse just for cutting resources, and we've already cut resources so dramatically in this area. the cuts are as steep as 90% compared to 30 years ago when these programs peaked. >> reporter: when congress gets back to budget talks next year, the
but it could not have been a robbery. because the real mitt romney has been a are a country for the last year promising 5 trillion dollars in tax cuts that favors the wealthy. the fellow is state last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> leaving denver, met romney can look pleased with himself. one day does not affect the way most people intend to vote, but it means the next string of opinion polls are important. if it narrows, it suggest romney is back in the gate. but if they do not, even after a victory, then he really is in the hole. >> how important was the first debate? i spoke to apolitical blotter and polling number cruncher and the author of a new book, "the signal and the noise, like some any predictions fail and cox some come true." history suggests debate don't make a huge difference when it comes to how american voters decide to cast ballots. the thing is one might have broken the mold cost our >> at the high end our debates that might move the numbers by three or four. toward the winner of the debate. obama had been ahead by four or five. in the polls. you could see
volunteers the romney campaign says has helped them make more than a million phone calls in the state. keep in mind, iowa has a population just over three million. how many phone calls have you made just today? >> i'm not sure. they say the average is about 50 per hour, but i use two phones. >> reporter: according to social scientists, personal contact such as phone calls and door knocks can boost turnout by 3% or more. but the campaigns know, in iowa, nothing beats a handshake. since may, the two presidential candidates have held 30 events across the state, with president obama holding three times as many campaign stops as former governor mitt romney. both vice presidential candidates have criss-crossed iowa just in the past few weeks, a sign both parties still think they can win here. president obama has taken a lead in recent polls. still, he is not headed into this election with the same advantage he had in 2008 when he won the state by ten points. two years ago, the republican party chipped away at the democrats lead, and now claim almost 11,000 more registered active voters. mitt romn
states. on energy, governor romney and i both agree that we've got to boost american energy production, and oil and natural gas production are higher than they've been in years. but i also believe that we've got to look at the energy sources of the future, like wind and solar and biofuels, and make those ininvestments. so all of this is possible. now, in order for us to do it, we do have to close our deficit, and one of the things i'm sure we'll be discussing tonight is how do we deal with our tax code and how do we make sure that we are reducing spending in a responsible way but also how do we have enough revenue to make those investments. and this is where there's a difference because governor romney's central economic plan calls fair $5 trillion tax cut, on top of the extension of the bush tax cuts, that's another $trillion, and $2 trillion in additional military spending that the military hasn't asked for. that's $8 trillion, how we pay for that, reduce the deficit, and make the investments we need to make without dumping those costs on to middle-class americans i think is one of t
some of the things romney said i mean, i could have responded in a way that i think was more effective than the president of the united states responded and i am not immersed in this stuff 224-7 as he is. i think this did a lot of damage to the president and i think it did do damage and i am not a accomplishment co, politico but this is what i consider in the swing vote because when you are in a swing vote you want someone to instill confidence that if i swing to you i am not going to be disappointed, and until last height i saw romney as robotic, in the manner in which he performed, last night he humanized himself dramatically, and in the past, in is that was not a speech, obama is political want in a speech, a peach is different than when you are in an argument and if you are in an argument and don't bring passion to your argument the other side is generally going to win and what you say almost matters as much as how you say it. and the scary thing about politics is, substance aside, you know, a lot of the journalist whose know the substance on these issues are debating with themselv
. and this in colorado, a swing state, where both romney and obama have been courting the large hispanic vote. that wouldn't have happened if my guest on this week's broadcast had been moderating the debate, but their participation was rejected by the tiny group of insiders who set the rules. that's a shame because george ram mows and maria elena sorena are two of the most popular journalists. they work for the most important spanish language network in the country, univision. i met them for the first time earlier this week when they were in town to receive the emmy award for lifetime achievement from the national academy of television arts and sciences. here's part of the video presentation that introduced them to the emmy audience. >> they're two of the most well-recognized journalists in the united states. pioneers and advocates. for more than two decades maria and george have informed million of hispanics through the popular evening newscast. their brand of journalism is characterized not only by subjective and perspectives, but also by a high degree of social advocacy. in the last three
8% for the first time since january 2009. president obama cheered the figures; mitt romney criticized the administration for not creating enough jobs. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, what do the numbers tell us about the true state of the labor market? we get an assessment. >> woodruff: then, gwen ifill reports on missouri's senate contest where the democratic incumbent has unexpectedly grabbed the lead. >> this the united states senate. mark shields an david brooks >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> woodruff: and ray suarez previews another political match to watch, thousands of miles south in venezuela, where long- time leader hugo chavez faces a young challenger. >> the election marks a watershed moment for the world's second largest oil producing nation. and a critical supplier of crude oil to the u.s. its number one customer. >> woodruff: that'all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: carnegie corp >> and with the ongoing support
am running for a second term as president of the united states. >> blaming unemployment on the president has been central to the case of republicans. >> under obama's economy, it is just not getting better. >> mitt romney told a rally that today's improvement did not mean much. >> the unemployment rate has come down very slowly but it has come down on the less. the reason is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. i of the same share of people were participating in the workforce today -- if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today as work when the president got elected, unemployment would be around 11%. that is the real reality. >> some believe he has got a point. >> hundreds of people are taking part-time work when they want full-time jobs. there are still tons of people who are out on the sidelines who have not been able to find their way back into the labor department. all these people are waiting for much bigger change to occur in the labor market. >> he would like to hire new people. he runs a
, health-care worries me. what will that do for my kids and grandkids? >> what barack obama and mitt romney have to address is a kind of middle-class malaise, a perception that while the rich will take care of themselves, and the poor will be taken care of by the state, people in the beenle have somehow b forgotten. this is what the middle class dream was supposed to look like. >> 1950's middletown. >> folbaumike, well, i think he did a decent job but i don't like his health-care plan. -- obama, well, i think he did a different job. mitt romney is a decent job. him being as rich as he is, i don't think that he would understand a middle class person's problems. >> as a halloween decorations go up, the next generation is thinking as if trickle treat. >> clearly, the economic pain is still being felt here four years after the financial crisis. there are new moves to punish those responsible for the meltdown. the new york attorney general has launched a lawsuit against jpmorgan chase over accusations that the defrauded mortgage investor to the run-up to the global financial crisis. for more on
of consequence. >> absolutely. >> one of romney's top foreign policy advisors said the other day that obama has made the united states look impo nent the world. dot facts bear that out. >> i disagree with that. i disagree with that. the suggestion that somehow america could or even should be in the drivers seat in the arab spring is inherently ridiculous. i mean what happened in egypt was done by the people, the young people, primarily, in tahrir square. then the egypt that was left having lost its autocratic superstructure was still an egypt, just look at the distribution of the population, most likely to produce an islamist government, with which it did. all along the way we should try to maximize our values and our interests, including freedom and human rights, and not just majority rule but minority rights, and individual rights. but we couldn't control it, and we shouldn't. and i expect that's what president morsi will say here tomorrow. but if you look at libya, we had more opportunities to influence it, and we did. and we influenced it in a very positive way. and they like us more than a
with ray suarez, who traveled to a southern battleground state to gauge reaction there. >> reporter: we watched the with a cross-section of florida voters, some intending to vote for the president, some for governor romney, and some still making up their minds. nancy riordan, who's 49 currently looking for work in the tough florida economy. suzanne kidd, a 65-year-old retiree who taught for 30 years in the detroit schools. chastity pellum, a student at the university of central florida training to be a science michael weinbaum is 28, an engineer and self-described social conservative from jacksonville. and charlie adkins, a 56-year- old real estate manager, a former homebuilder who struggled we met in downtown orlando, in the heart of one of the most hotly contested regions, of one of the most hotly contested states in the 2012 election. welcome to you all. thanks for joining us both to watch and to discuss what happened tonight. i want to know if anybody's opinion of either candidate was changed by watching them debate each other for 90 minutes. did anybody see either of the two men in
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